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The latest succession of dinosaur tracksites in Europe : hadrosaur ichnology, track production and palaeoenvironments
Vila Ginestí, Bernat (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
Oms, O. (Oriol) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Geologia)
Fondevilla Moreu, Víctor (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Geologia)
Gaete, Rodrigo (Museu de la Conca Dellà (Isona, Catalunya)
Galobart, Àngel (Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont)
Riera i Rubio, Violeta (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Geologia)
Canudo, José Ignacio (Universidad de Zaragoza. Grupo Aragosaurus-IUCA de Paleontología)

Date: 2013
Abstract: A comprehensive review and study of the rich dinosaur track record of the Tremp Formation in the southern Pyrenees of Spain (Southwestern Europe) shows a unique succession of footprint localities prior to the end-Cretaceous mass extinction event. A description of some 30 new tracksites and data on sedimentary environments, track occurrence and preservation, ichnology and chronostratigraphy are provided. These new track localities represent various facies types within a diverse set of fluvial environments. The footprint discoveries mostly represent hadrosaurian and, less abundantly, to sauropod dinosaurs. The hadrosaur tracks are significantly smaller in size than, but morphologically similar to, those of North America and Asia and are attributable to the ichnogenus Hadrosauropodus. The track succession, with more than 40 distinct track levels, indicates that hadrosaur footprints in the Ibero-Armorican region occur predominantly in the late Maaastrichtian (at least above the early Maastrichtian-late Maastrichtian boundary). The highest abundance is found noticeably found in the late Maastrichtian, with tracks occurring in the C29r magnetochron, within about the latest 300,000 years of the Cretaceous.
Grants: MICINN/CGL2011-30069-C02-01,02/BTE
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Language: Anglès
Document: article ; recerca ; Versió publicada
Published in: PloS one, Vol. 8, Issue 9 (September 2013) , art. e72579, ISSN 1932-6203

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072579
PMID: 24019873

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